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Verse of the Day – Hebrews 8:6

But the ministry Jesus has received is as superior to theirs [Those who served as priests in Old Testament times.] as the covenant of which he is mediator is superior to the old one, and it is founded on better promises.—Hebrews 8:6Thoughts on Today's...

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In the Father’s Ways

In the 1960s, the bustling community of North Lawndale, on Chicago’s West Side, was a pilot community for interracial living. A handful of middle-class African Americans bought homes there on “contract”—that combined the responsibilities of...

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Verse of the Day – 2 Corinthians 8:5

And they did not do as we expected, but they gave themselves first to the Lord and then to us in keeping with God's will.—2 Corinthians 8:5Thoughts on Today's Verse...Paul was surprised at the Macedonians' generosity to the Lord's work for two reasons. First,...

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Loved, Beautiful, Gifted

Malcolm appeared confident as a teenager. But this confidence was a mask. In truth, a turbulent home left him fearful, desperate for approval, and feeling falsely responsible for his family’s problems. “For as far back as I remember,” he says,...

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Verse of the Day – Acts 8:4

Those who had been scattered preached the word wherever they went.—Acts 8:4Thoughts on Today's Verse...When someone tries to stomp out the flame of dry broom weed, the sparks fly upward and ride upon the wind, spreading the flame far and wide. As Satan tried to...

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God’s Mercy at Work

My anger percolated when a woman mistreated, blamed, and gossiped about me. I wanted everyone to know what she’d done—wanted her to suffer as I’d suffered because of her behavior. I steamed with resentment until a headache pierced my temples. But as...

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